Biblical Bibliographies
Charles Conroy [www.cjconroy.net]



Histories of Ancient Israel and Judah



[see also the bibliographies on specific periods and on archaeology]


The bibliography is divided into two sections as follows:

I.    Various authors from 1950 onwards

Abadie, P., L'histoire d'Israël entre mémoire et relecture (LD 229; Paris: Cerf, 2009).

Ahlström, G. W., The History of Ancient Palestine from the Palaeolithic Period to Alexander's Conquest (Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press / Minneapolis: Fortress, 1993).

Arnold, B. T. – R. S. Hess (eds.), Ancient Israel's History: An Introduction to Issues and Sources (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2014).

Bordreuil, P. – F. Briquel-Chatonnet, Le temps de la Bible. Préface de Javier Teixidor (Folio/Histoire; Paris: Gallimard, 2000).

Briend, J., Textes du Proche-Orient ancien et histoire d'Israël (Paris: Cerf, 1977).

Bright, J., A History of Israel (Philadelphia: Westminster / London: SCM, 11959, 21972, 31981).

Bright, J., A History of Israel. With Introduction and Appendix by William P. Brown (4th ed.; Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 2000). [This posthumous work (John Bright 1908-1995) consists of Bright's unchanged third edition of 1981 together with two new sections by W. P. Brown: Introduction (1-22) and Appendix (465-485).]; = La historia de Israel . Trad. V. Morla Asensio (Biblioteca manual DDB, 35; Bilbao: Editorial Desclée de Brouwer, 2003).

Castel, F., Histoire d'Israël et de Juda: des origines au II siècle après Jésus-Christ (Dossiers pour l'animation biblique; Paris: Le Centurion, 1983); = The History of Israel and Judah in the Old Testament (New York: Paulist Press, 1985); = Storia d'Israele e di Giuda dalle origini al II secolo d.C. (Cinisello Balsamo [Milano]: Edizioni Paoline, 1987); = Historia de Israel y de Judá: Desde los orígenes hasta el siglo II d.C. Quinta edición (Colección Materiales de Trabajo; Estella [Navarra]: Verbo Divino, 51998).

Cazelles, H., Histoire politique d'Israël des origines à Alexandre le Grand (Petite Bibliothèque des sciences bibliques, 1; Paris: Desclée, 1982); = Historia política de Israel desde los orígines a Alejandro Magno (Introducción a la lectura de la Biblia; Madrid: Ediciones Cristiandad, 1984); = Storia politica di Israele dalle origini ad Alessandro Magno (Piccola Enciclopedia Biblica, 1: Roma: Borla, 1985); = História Política de Israel (das origens até Alexandre Magno) (São Paulo: Paulus, 1986).

Clauss, M., Das Alte Israel: Geschichte, Gesellschaft, Kultur (C.H. Beck Wissen in der Beck'schen Reihe, 2073; München: Beck, 1999).

Clauss, M., Geschichte des Alten Israel (Oldenbourg Grundriss der Geschichte, 37; München: Oldenbourg, 2009).

Clements, R. E. (ed.), The World of Ancient Israel. Sociological, Anthropological and Political Perspectives. Essays by Members of the Society for Old Testament Study (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989).

Coogan, M. D. (ed.), The Oxford History of the Biblical World (Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 1998). A paperback edition, with the same title, was published in 2001 by the Oxford University Press; it lacks most of the illustrations found in the hardback edition and has different pagination for the various chapters, but the text remains the same.

Donner, H., Geschichte des Volkes Israel und seiner Nachbarn in Grundzügen. Teil 1: Von den Anfängen bis zur Staatenbildungszeit. Teil 2: Von der Königszeit bis zu Alexander dem Großen. Mit einem Ausblick auf die Geschichte des Judentums bis Bar Kochba (Grundrisse zum Alten Testament, 4/1-2; Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 32000 / 2001 [11984 / 1986]); = História de Israel e dos povos vizinhos. I: Dos primórdios até a formação do Estado; II: Da época da divisão do Reino até Alexandre Magno (Estudos Bíblico-Teológicos AT, 9; São Leopoldo: Sinodal; Petrópolis: Vozes, 11997, 22000).

Finkelstein, I. – N. A. Silberman, The Bible Unearthed: Archaeology's New Vision of Ancient Israel and the Origin of Its Sacred Texts (New York: The Free Press, 2001); = Le tracce di Mosè. La Bibbia tra storia e mito (Saggi 14; Roma: Carocci, 2002); = La Bible dévoilée: les nouvelles révélations de l'archéologie (Paris: Bayard, 2002); = Keine Posaunen vor Jericho. Die archäologische Wahrheit über die Bibel (München: C. H. Beck, 2002, 22003); = La Biblia desenterrada. Una nueva visión arqueológica del antiguo Israel y de los orígenes de sus textos sagrados (Historia antigua; Madrid: Siglo XXI de España Editores, 2003); = A Bíblia Não Tinha Razão (São Paulo, A Girafa, 2003).

Finkelstein, I. – N. A. Silberman, David and Solomon: In Search of the Bible's Sacred Kings and the Roots of Western Civilization (New York: Free Press, 2006); = David und Salomo. Archäologen entschlüsseln einen Mythos (München: Beck, 2006); = Les rois sacrés de la Bible. À la recherche de David et Salomon (Montrouge: Bayard, 2006); = David y Salomón. En busca de los reyes sagrados de la Biblia y de las raíces de la tradición occidental (Madrid: Siglo XXI de España Editores, 2007).

Finkelstein, I., Le Royaume biblique oublié (Travaux du Collège de France; Paris: Éditions Odile Jacob, 2013); = The Forgotten Kingdom: The Archaeology and History of Northern Israel (ANEM 5; Atlanta, GA: Society of Biblical Literature, 2013); = Il regno dimenticato: Israele e le origini nascoste della Bibbia (Frecce 187; Roma: Carocci, 2014). The original publication was the French one. The English version can be downloaded freely here.

Finkelstein, I., "History of Ancient Israel: Archaeology and the Biblical Record – the View from 2015", RivB 63 (2015) 371-392.

Fleming, D. E., The Legacy of Israel in Judah's Bible: History, Politics, and the Reinscribing of Tradition (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012).

Frevel, C., Geschichte Israels (Kohlhammer Studienbücher Theologie, 2; Stuttgart: Kohlhammer, 2016). [for the origins of this book see the Zenger & Frevel, Einleitung here]

Frevel, C., "Die Geschichte ist zurück: neuere Literatur im Umfeld der Geschichte Israels", TRev 112 (2016) 3-24.

Grabbe, L. L. (ed.), Can a 'History of Israel' Be Written? (JSOTSup 245; Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1997).

Grabbe, L. L. (ed.), Israel in Transition: From Late Bronze II to Iron IIa (c. 1250-850 B.C.E.). Volume 1: The Archaeology (LHB/OTS 491; European Seminar on Historical Methodology, 7; London & New York: T & T Clark, 2008).

Grabbe, L. L. (ed.), Israel in Transition: From Late Bronze II to Iron IIa (c. 1250-850 B.C.E.). Volume 2: The Texts (LHB/OTS 521; European Seminar on Historical Methodology, 8; London & New York: T & T Clark, 2010).

Grabbe, L. L., Ancient Israel: What Do We Know and How Do We Know It? Revised edition (London & New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2017). [the first edition was published in 2007]

Hayes, J. H. – J. M. Miller (eds.), Israelite and Judaean History (OTL; London: SCM, 1977).

Herrmann, S., Geschichte Israels in alttestamentlicher Zeit. 2., überarbeitete und erweiterte Auflage (München: Kaiser, 21980 [11973]); = A History of Israel in Old Testament Times (London: SCM / Philadelphia: Fortress, 21981, 11975); = Storia d'Israele: i tempi dell'Antico Testamento. 2a edizione (Strumenti; Brescia: Queriniana, 21979 [11977]); = Historia de Israel en la época del Antiguo Testamento (Biblioteca de Estudios Bíblicos; Salamanca: Sígueme, 21980).

Herrmann, S., "Geschichte Israels", TRE 12 (Lief. 5; 1984) 698-740.

Kinet, D., Geschichte Israels (Die Neue Echter Bibel, Ergänzungsband 2 zum A.T.; Würzburg: Echter, 2001).

Kitchen, K. A., On the Reliability of the Old Testament (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2003).

Knauf, E. A. – P. Guillaume, A History of Biblical Israel: The Fate of the Tribes and Kingdoms from Merenptah to Bar Kochba (Worlds of the Ancient Near East and Mediterranean; Sheffield: Equinox, 2016).

Kratz, R. G., "Geschichte Israels und Judas", in R. G. Kratz, Historisches und biblisches Israel. Drei Überblicke zum Alten Testament (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2013) 1-78. English version: Historical and Biblical Israel: The History, Tradition, and Archives of Israel and Judah (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015).

Lemaire, A. (ed.), Le Monde de la Bible: textes présentés par André Lemaire (Folio/Histoire; Paris: Gallimard, 1998); = El mundo de la Bíblia. Textos presentados por André Lemaire (Madrid: Editorial Complutense, 2000).

Lemche, N. P., Ancient Israel. A New History of Israelite Society (The Biblical Seminar, 5; Sheffield: JSOT Press, 1988). [see below for the expanded new edition (2015)]

Lemche, N. P., The Israelites in History and Tradition (Library of Ancient Israel; Louisville, KY: Westminster/John Knox Press, 1998).

Lemche, N. P., Ancient Israel: A New History of Israel (T&T Clark Cornerstones; London & New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2015). [an expanded new edition of the 1988 work noted above]

Lipschitz, O., "The History of Israel in the Biblical Period", in A. Berlin – M. Z. Brettler (eds.), The Jewish Study Bible, Jewish Publication Society TANAKH Translation. Second edition (Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 2014) 2107-2119.

Liverani, M., Oltre la Bibbia. Storia antica di Israele (Storia e Società; Roma-Bari: Laterza, 2003); = Israel's History and the History of Israel (Bible World; London: Equinox, 2005); = Más allá de la Biblia: historia antigua de Israel (Serie mayor; Barcelona: Crítica, 2005); = La Bible et l'invention de l'histoire: Histoire ancienne d'Israël. Préface de Jean-Louis Ska (Paris: Bayard, 2008); = Para além da Bíblia: história antiga de Israel (São Paulo: Paulus & Loyola, 2008).

Matthews, V. H., A Brief History of Ancient Israel (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 2002).

Miller, J. M. – J. H. Hayes, A History of Ancient Israel and Judah. Second revised edition (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 2006). [First edition: Philadelphia: Fortress / London: SCM, 1986]

Moore, M. B. – B. E. Kelle, Biblical History and Israel's Past: The Changing Study of the Bible and History (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2011).

Noll, K. L., Canaan and Israel in Antiquity: A Textbook on History and Religion. Second revised edition (New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2014). First edition: Canaan and Israel in Antiquity: An Introduction (The Biblical Seminar, 83; Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2001).

Noth, M., Geschichte Israels (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 11950, 21954 ... 61966); = Histoire d'Israël. Édition française revue par l'auteur (Bibliothèque historique; Paris: Payot, 1954); = The History of Israel. Second edition ( London: Adam & Charles Black, 21960); = Storia d'Israele (Biblioteca di cultura religiosa; Brescia: Paideia, 1975).

Pennacchini, B., Introduzione alla storia d'Israele nell'epoca dell'Antico Testamento (Convivium Assisiense - Instrumenta, 1; Assisi [PG]: Edizioni Porziuncola, 2000).

Perdue, L. G. – W. Carter, Israel and Empire: A Postcolonial History of Israel and Early Judaism (New York & London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2014).

Provan, I. – V. P. Long – T. Longman III, A Biblical History of Israel. Revised second edition (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 2015). [first edition: 2003]

Schmitz, B., Geschichte Israels (Grundwissen Theologie: UTB Wissenschaft, 3547; Paderborn: Schöningh, 2011).

Shanks, H. (ed.), Ancient Israel: From Abraham to the Roman Destruction of the Temple. Third revised edition (Washington, DC: Biblical Archaeology Society, 2011). [earlier editions: 1988 and 1999]

Ska, J. L., "The 'History of Israel': Its Emergence as an Independent Discipline", in M. Sæbø (ed.), Hebrew Bible / Old Testament. III: From Modernism to Post-Modernism (The Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries). Part I: The Nineteenth Century – a Century of Modernism and Historicism. In co-operation with P. Machinist and J. L. Ska SJ (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2013) 307-345.

Soggin, J. A., Storia d'Israele: introduzione alla storia d'Israele e Giuda dalle origini alla rivolta di Bar Kochbà (Biblioteca di cultura religiosa, 44; Brescia: Paideia, 22002). The first edition was entitled Storia d'Israele. Dalle origini a Bar Kochbà. Con due appendici di Diethelm Conrad e Haim Tadmor (Biblioteca di cultura religiosa, 44; Brescia: Paideia, 1984). English translations: A History of Israel. From the Beginnings to the Bar Kochba Revolt, AD 135 (London: SCM, 1984); An Introduction to the History of Israel and Judah. Second, completely revised and updated edition (London: SCM, 21993); An Introduction to the History of Israel and Judah. Third edition (London: SCM, 31999) [this third English edition corresponds to the second Italian edition which was finally published in 2002]. French: Histoire d'Israël et de Juda. Introduction à l'histoire d'Israël et de Juda des origines à la révolte de Bar Kokhba (Le livre et le rouleau, 19; Bruxelles: Editions Lessius, 2004). German: Einführung in die Geschichte Israels und Judas. Von den Ursprüngen bis zum Aufstand Bar Kochbas (Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 1991). Spanish: Nueva Historia de Israel: de los orígines a Bar Kochba (Bilbao: Desclée De Brouwer, 1997) [translated from the now outdated first Italian edition of 1984)].

Vaux, R. de, Histoire ancienne d'Israël. Vol. I: Des origines à l'installation en Canaan. Vol. II: La période des Juges (EtBib; Paris: Gabalda, 1971 / 1973). [The work, planned in three large volumes, remained incomplete; what was ready of the second volume was edited after de Vaux's death (1971) by F. Langlamet and others.]; = La historia del Antiguo Israel. Vol. 1: Desde los origines a la entrada en Canaan. Vol. 2: Asentamiento en Canaan y periodo de los jueces (Madrid: Ediciones Cristiandad, 1975); = The Early History of Israel (London: Darton, Longman and Todd / Philadelphia: Westminster, 1976) [translation of Vols I and II together].

II.    The series Biblische Enzyklopädie / Biblical Encyclopedia

Albertz, R., Die Exilszeit 6. Jahrhundert v. Chr. (Biblische Enzyklopädie, 7; Stuttgart: Kohlhammer, 2001); = Israel in Exile: The History and Literature of the Sixth Century B.C.E. (SBL Biblical Encyclopedia, 5 [formerly: SBL Studies in Biblical Literature, 3]; Atlanta, GA: SBL, 2003 / Leiden: Brill, 2004); = Israele in esilio: storia e letteratura nel VI secolo a.C. (Introduzione allo studio della Bibbia. Supplementi, 42; Brescia: Paideia, 2009).

Dietrich, W., Die frühe Königszeit in Israel: 10. Jahrhundert v. Chr. (Biblische Enzyklopädie, 3; Stuttgart: Kohlhammer, 1997). Updated English version: The Early Monarchy in Israel: The Tenth Century B.C.E. (SBL Biblical Encyclopedia, 3; Atlanta, GA: Society of Biblical Literature / Leiden: Brill, 2007).

Fritz, V., Die Entstehung Israels im 12. und 11. Jahrhundert v. Chr. (Biblische Enzyklopädie, 2; Stuttgart: Kohlhammer, 1996); = The Emergence of Israel in the Twelfth and Eleventh Centuries B.C.E. (SBL Biblical Encyclopedia, 2; Atlanta, GA: Society of Biblical Literature, 2011 / Leiden: Brill, 2012).

Gerstenberger, E. S., Israel in der Perserzeit. 5. und 4. Jahrhundert v. Chr. (Biblische Enzyklopädie, 8; Stuttgart: Kohlhammer, 2005); = Israel in the Persian Period: The Fifth and Fourth Centuries B.C.E. (SBL Biblical Encyclopedia, 8; Atlanta, GA: Society of Biblical Literature / Leiden: Brill, 2011).

Haag, E., Das hellenistische Zeitalter. Israel und die Bibel im 4. bis 1. Jahrhundert v. Chr. (Biblische Enzyklopädie, 9; Stuttgart: Kohlhammer, 2003).

Lemche, N. P., Die Vorgeschichte Israels: Von den Anfängen bis zum Ausgang des 13. Jahrhunderts v. Chr. (Biblische Enzyklopädie, 1; Stuttgart: Kohlhammer, 1996). Slightly updated English version: Prelude to Israel's Past. Background and Beginnings of Israelite History and Identity (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1998).

Nelson, R. D., Historical Roots of the Old Testament (1200-63 BCE) (Biblical Encyclopedia, 13; Atlanta, GA: Society of Biblical Literature, 2014). [only in English]

Schoors, A., Die Königreiche Israel und Juda im 8. und 7. Jahrhundert v. Chr.: die assyrische Krise (Biblische Enzyklopädie, 5; Stuttgart: Kohlhammer, 1998); = The Kingdoms of Israel and Judah in the Eighth and Seventh Centuries B.C.E. (Biblical Encyclopedia, 5; Atlanta, GA : Society of Biblical Literature, 2013).